The duo, who took the stage collectively on Friday night time as properly on the MusiCares gala honoring Dolly Parton, carried out Mendes’ hit “In My Blood.”
Mendes took the stage within the second efficiency of the night time, taking part in the piano as he belted his Grammy-nominated observe. He stood up and continued to play the tune on his guitar earlier than being joined by Cyrus. The 2 closed the efficiency with a hug.
Followers first speculated in regards to the collaboration following Cyrus’ Instagram submit on Feb. 6, when she shared a photograph of her at Grammy rehearsals. They shortly noticed Mendes’ guitar within the background, and what seemed like his title written on one other piece of apparatus.
Mendes scored his first two Grammy nominations this 12 months, for finest pop vocal album for his self-titled assortment, and tune of the 12 months for “In My Blood.” Cyrus’ “Bangerz” was nominated in 2015 for finest pop vocal album.
Cyrus advised Selection on Friday that she reached out to Mendes to arrange the MusiCares collab, the place they sang “Islands within the Stream,” through Instagram DMs.
“I really despatched him a DM and stated, ‘I don’t know what you’re making an attempt to do subsequent,’ as a result of I’ve really been in his place in his profession, too, earlier than, the place you’re somebody who I believe is making an attempt to suit into pop music and also you need to be performed on pop music, however you don’t need to be conformist and also you need to do your individual factor,” Cyrus stated. “I really like the way in which that he at all times type of performs different pop as a result of it’s one thing that I like to do.”
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